Average review score based on 19 user reviews
I had the cassette bought new in the 90's and wore the thing out, must have played it 200 times. I could only salvage 4 tracks by ripping to digital, so when I saw this one for such a great price I grabbed it. Layne was a moth to the flame of smack during this period and it shows all through the material..a chilling dark exercise in creativity under the pressure of a slow agonizing downward spirl. Jerry Cantrell's two vocal & lyrics numbers "Heaven Beside You" and "Over Now" are right in Layne's veins, so to speak--songs about people and relationships that need to be tossed aside, but are lighter and more FM-friendly. A great Alice in Chains album. Don't forget Layne.
Grunge/metal masterpiece and one of the best albums of the 90's. A lot of bands tried to create a similar sound and never succeeded. These guys were one of a kind. A must own for every fan! 4 Stars.